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Kabwira queries Chakwera for welcoming defectors without the Party’s SG blessings; denies rumor that she is DPP agent


Salima north west legislature Dr. Jessie Kabwira of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) on Sunday in a radio interview, has queried Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera for continuing to welcome defectors to the Party, without the knowledge of MCP’s Secretary-General (SG), Gustav Kaliwo.

Kabwira made her latest outburst to her Party President during the ‘Tiwuzeni Zowona Program’ that airs on Zodiac Broadcasting Cooperation (ZBS).

She gave an example of the way the Chikwawa giant politician, Sadic Mia was welcomed in the MCP by Chakwera, early this month.

According to her, such kind of function needed the blessings of the Party’s SG, as stipulated in the Party’s Constitution.

“This has never happened in the history of the MCP. How can the President hold such a mega rally without the knowledge or presence of the Party’s SG,” she asked rhetorically.

When asked why she and the Party’s Vice President Richard Msowoya, did not attend the rally, Kabwira said they were outside the country doing Parliamentary-assigned jobs on the said day.

Kabwira who insisted to be the Party’s eligible spokesperson, despite being sidelined by Chakwera, denied reports that alledge she a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) agent.

“I have not and I will not receive money from the DPP to deal with Chakwera. Whatever I do, I use my own cash and my aim is not to destroy the Party as others say, but to strengthen it. Former President Bingu Wa Mutharika will resurrect if I do that. DPP and I are cat and dog,” she said.

According to Kabwira, she has only one thing in common with Chakwera, and that is they are both against the leadership of President Peter Mutharika. As for other matters, she said she and Dr. Chakwera are different.

“That’s why we want an immediate convention to iron out our differences before we are close to elections. I love this Party, and I cannot just watch when something is going in a wrong direction,” she lamented.

In his earlier remarks, MCP Secretary-General, Kaliwo said he failed to attend the Chikwawa rally of welcoming Mia because he was not invited.

“I cannot go to the rally without being invited,” said Kaliwo during the Mzimba rally that was attended by the Party’s Vice President Richard Msowoya.

During the Party rally in Nkhotakota over the weekend, the MCP leader Dr. Lazarus Chakwera apealed for unity in the Party.

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